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Any Prior Art on Mobile App Code Generators?

A company named Appsbar has obtained a US utility patent on code generation as used for creating cross-platform apps for mobile devices: US8261231. This patent was filed for on Feb 14, 2012. Since I ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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Does obtaining a timestamp for a description affect future attempts to patent it?

Allow me to ask four variants of this question in order to try and make clear what the point is. I will also answer each of them according to my current understanding, which I seek to find out if is ...
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Can I patent a product that another person had a patent on but failed to pay the maintenance fees?

My ex business partner patented a product in 2004 and failed to pay the maintenance fee's. I had an exclusive licensing rights on the product. Since then i have made several changes to it to make it ...
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We didn't patent a possible innovation before the release. What are the risks?

Last year I joined a project started by a friend. He was working for some years on an electrical device and I helped him in many aspects. Recently, the "project" became a "sellable product". ...
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Meta data of Zuse computer patent Nr. 907 948

Let us take a look at one of the roots of the computer science: "Mechanisches Schaltglied" by Konrad Zuse, 1936, from http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs . What do "Klasse 42m" and "Gruppe 15" mean? Note that ...
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Changing aspect/step of system/method of patent claim to avoid infringing upon patent

I recently asked some questions relating to the scope of claims in utility (specifically, technology) patents. The user "George White" then answered the following in response to question 2: To ...
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Characterization and scope of claims in technology patents

When viewing technology patents, I notice that they list a number of claims, and the structure of these claims takes various forms. Relating to this, my questions are as follows: Does the scope of ...
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emphasized text

breaks: double space or at the end of each line Italics: asterisks or underscores Bold: double asterisks or double underscores Create sections with headers A Large Header Smaller Subheader Use ...
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Use of the term plurality

I understand the term plurality to mean many or multiple within patent law. Patent No. 9,598,822 uses the following sentence. "The system according to claim 1, wherein the one or more drone vehicles ...
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Applying for a patent that is similar to a granted patent

There is a product I want to create, but noticed there is a patent for it. However the first claim is compromised of 5 components. I am wondering if it's possible to be granted a patent that takes ...
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Publication #: WO2014118527A1

Is this an active patent that was approved. What company currently holds the rights to this patent for topical dantrolene? Thank you.
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validity of patent and regions covered

In reference to the patent: WO2002019867A1 Is this patent still valid and if so when does it expire? Does it cover U.S.?
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Mpeg-2 patents in Malaysia and Philippines

Mpeg-2 patents have now expired in most countries at the beginning of 2018. However, at least Malaysia and Philippines still have active mpeg-2 patents. So does anyone know when mpeg-2 patents expire ...
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When can an examiner dismiss two independent claims if just one is allowable?

If a patent examiner tries to force a restriction on 1 of 2 independent claims, and the applicant elects to tie them together as obviously connected, is it legal for the examiner to dismiss both if he ...
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Can I file a patent application with two applicant corporations?

I would like to file a patent application that is jointly owned by two companies. Can both companies be applicants? Will both company names appear on patent publications?
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This is direct copy of a previous work published in ICST conference 2009

In reference to the patent: US20160021679 down vote favorite In reference to the patent: WO2016010682A1 I just came across this patent which claims 1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:...
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Does the GS1 MCS industry guideline use US patent 8228198?

In March, 2012, all of the UHF Gen2 RFID chip manufacturers agreed to support Multi-vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS), a voluntary implementation of a GS1 guideline for encoding 96-bit Serialized ...
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Does patent for an apparatus cover the individual sub-components as well?

My invention is a replacement part for an existing device, that results in novel functionality. My patent will claim: Existing device (A) + my novel component (B) = A novel apparatus (c) Will a ...
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Have Windows Media Video 7 (WMV1) patents expired?

the Windows Media Video 7 video coding format is also known as WMV1. WMV 7 "publicly exists" since 1999 [1] in most jurisdictions, patents seems to be valid 20 years software patent where they are ...
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Can a claim be considered prior art if when taken out of context it describes your invention?

I found a patent that has a claim that when read out of context could arguably describe my invention. Their claim requires an external device to provide a notification whereas my device recognizes the ...
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I have a closed patent due to nonpayment of maintenance fees

I would like to reopen my patent that was closed due to nonpayment of maintenance fees. Should I refile?
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Can a protocol for detection of acupuncture meridian blockage be patented?

I have developed an easy to use way to detecting blockages in the Chinese acupuncture meridian systems. Can this set of protocols be patented? If so, how do I go about doing it. Your comments and ...
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How do others' publications during the grace period hinder patentability?

KU Center for Technology Commercialization writes: Note: the time window between an inventor’s public disclosure and patent application filing date allows others to publish similar work or work ...
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Abandoned Patent

In 2011 my partner and I abandoned a patent application after publishing because of spiraling costs, since then he has made another application with his new business partners in 2015 which is ...
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Modern Design Patent Drawings without Shading? - Example

I have been researching design patent drawings, and from what I read they typically have to be shaded, I just found an example of the GoPro Karma Drone Battery, and it appears to have no shading. Can ...
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How can we extract the prosecution history for the reexamination?

The patent US7405443 has been reexamined but the corresponding office action is missing from the file wrapper as well as global dossier.
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About preparation mechanism of LaNiO3

I tried with the same method but unfortunately, I did not get any kind of product after hydrothermal synthesis. let me know what I need to do.
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Reuse of a product for a different purpose

Can I reuse a product for a different purpose? Do I need the authorization from the product’s maker for a new and different purpose?
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Can a patent be applied for a scheme or product, that uses available techniques, to satisfy a specific purpose?

I came across an article stating that the co-founder of Molo rewards has sued Google for allegedly infringing US Patent No. 7,298,271(Link to the patent). On looking into the patent, it is clear that, ...
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Can inequitable conduct lead to patent invalidation before litigation?

If an applicant knowingly withholds prior art information from an IDS, are there ways the patent can be invalidated after grant (other than through litigation)?
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Patent document and Patent assignment database dont match

The patent document says that the patent was assigned to some company. But USPTO's patent assignment database shows that there is no such assignment. My theory is that the applicant/owner didn't ...
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How do I tell whether a paper, published online, is patented

Not sure if this is too simple a question. I have a PDF-format file downloaded from the official site of the paper's authors. This file describes a technique that I want to use in my commercial ...
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Can I use the same active ingredient as patented product, when rest of the formula is different?

I want to manufacture natural / ecological dishwashing detergent. There is a patented dishwashing detergent on the market with the same active ingredient, but the rest of the formula / other ...
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Election of species for prosecution

I wonder if anyone can answer this. What the US examiner says appears at first sight ambiguous, but there is perhaps a clue in the reference to 35 U.S.C. 121 (which I looked at). The examiner says: “...
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Third party preissuance for a rejected application

I have come across a patent that was granted 9 months + 10 days ago, the patent is very obvious but it was somewhat restricted in its implementation. I have now seen that the inventor filed another ...
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Priority date of US patent for filing in other countries?

The key dates of filings of a patent are mentioned below: 16 June 2017 US Patent filing date 12 April 2018 Notice of Allowance by USPTO 16 June 2018 Australia patent filing date 18 June 2018 UK ...
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One design patent for multiple interchangeable parts on a product?

Can I get a single design patent for a design with multiple interchangeable parts? Let's say I design a hat with multiple interchangeable decorative parts. You could buy the base hat with some velcro ...
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What is the difference between Application number, Publication number and Patent number?

What is the difference among the application number, publication number, and patent number? I just know that application number is a 8-digit number, and the publication number is 11-digit while the ...
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Alternative forms of non-exclusive options: “by, inclusively, either of …”

Does the wording ...(accomplishing something) by, inclusively, either of [option 1 description]; or [option 2 description] (– and conceivably, extendable to any number of additional elements,...
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EDA software (IC design)

Looking for prior art on this: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130290834 Best answered by IC design people who use that kind of software. Basically looking for what's in the main figure, two ...
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Prior art for a GC scheduler with an adaptive free-memory threshold?

Patent: US 8,166,269 Assignee: Oracle Priority Date: 11/5/09 Prior Art: Search Google Prior Art search for 8,166,269 I'm having trouble figuring out whether Oracle is claiming to have invented the ...
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Does a granted patent mean it is scientifically correct or that the US patent office has validated its scientific accuracy?

have an interesting question..Does a granted patent mean it is scientifically correct or that the US patent office has validated its scientific accuracy? I saw a patent GRANTED by USPTO that made no ...
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How is a US patent linked to the non-us person's identity?

I was wondering, how is a patent linked to the owning people who reside outside US? It cannot be only assigned by name of course. There might be thousands of people by the same name. Is it linked to, ...
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Does this patent refer to adding any kind of magnet to eyelashes?

In reference to the patent: US20160206031 I just wanted to know if, given this patent, other companies are allowed to sell magnetic eyelashes? Does the patent cover the addition of any kind of magnet ...
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How to Compare 2 Patent data

I have a question How to compare Patent data like if we compare the patent data of the 2000 to 2016 it will show us how much technology has been used in these years. Compare 1 https://worldwide....
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Prior art on US2020012817 & US2020042837

I'm working on a startup, and I believe I've found two infringing patents about removing text from shareable content using OCR and machine learning. These patents are US2020012817 & US2020042837 ...
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USPTO part re-submission

I decided to file a utility patent application myself without an attorney after watching hours of boring youtube videos about the patent and patent process (I don't know how you guys stay awake). I ...
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Can a co-inventor (not the applicant) correspond with the patent office?

As a co-inventor, can I be involved in correspondence with the patent office (USPTO and others)? For instance, can I file for some claim amendments? If not, can the other co-inventor who is also the ...

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